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Ban on blood donation based on sexual orientation to be lifted

Ljubljana, 16 June - The permanent ban on blood donation based solely on the personal circumstances of gender and sexual orientation will be abolished on 1 July, an expert group for transfusion medicine and infectious diseases has decided after the equality ombudsman raised the issue last December.

A patient donating blood at the Institute of Transfusion Medicine of Slovenia.
Photo: TjaĊĦa Doljak/STA

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